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Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Record enrolment at Lambton College
Sarnia Observer
Lambton College is leading the way in Ontario’s community college system this fall with a whopping 8% enrolment increase. The Sarnia college has 2,075 first-year students, and 3,494 in total. “It’s wonderful,” said college president Judith Morris. “It’s outstanding, actually.” Enrolment is particularly strong in health sciences, community services, and fire and public safety programs.

La Tuque ciblée pour la culture entrepreneuriale
Écho de La Tuque
Afin d’assurer le développement de la culture entrepreneuriale du primaire jusqu’à l’enseignement collégial, la Commission scolaire de l’Énergie (CSÉ) et le Collège Shawinigan s’associent pour un projet-pilote de deux ans. L’école primaire Centrale, l’école secondaire Champagnat, le Centre d’études collégiales à La Tuque, et l’École forestière de La Tuque développeront des pratiques pédagogiques entrepreneuriales.

Heritage gourmet: Pigeon on the menu at latest Parks Canada heritage recipe app
Ottawa Citizen
Truth is, you never know exactly what’s on the menu when Parks Canada drops by Algonquin College in Ottawa to ask culinary arts instructors and second-year students to test a few heritage recipes. Why, just the other day I discovered delicacies that included, ah, braised pigeon and spotted dick — a traditional British steamed suet pudding. (Nothing to be alarmed about: Spotted refers to the dried fruit, which resemble spots, while dick may be a corruption of the word pudding — but who knows exactly? Who really cares?)

Un docteur pour stimuler la recherche au Cégep
Nouvelle Union
Le cégep de Victoriaville vient de recruter un post doctorant en génie électrique au titre de conseiller à la recherche. Parmi 68 candidats et candidates, Hicham Semmaoui a été choisi pour occuper un poste à mi-temps. Au conseil d’administration de l’institution collégiale, le directeur des études, Christian Héon, a dit de M. Semmaoui qu’il avait une vision large de la recherche, apte à toucher à plusieurs domaines, les sciences, les sciences humaines et le génie.

Northern Cod poised for comeback?
Harbour Breton Coaster
Dr. George Rose, the Director of the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) at the Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University, said that the northeast cod seem to be poised for a possible comeback. Dr. Rose attributes the possibility to the increasing warmth in ocean temperature over the past six years.

B.C. government investing in Okanagan education
Lake Country Calendar
The B.C. government is providing $28 million to expand and renovate trades training facilities at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College. Advanced Education Minister John Yap made the announcement in the auto shop at Okanagan College Friday morning, saying the money, part of B.C.’s Jobs Plan and its Skills and Training Plan, will help the college educate hundreds more trades students by the time the project is complete in four years time.

Kelly family brings Georgian closer to goal
Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin
Barry Kelly is lovin’ the endless possibilities offered at Georgian College. The former owner of four McDonald’s restaurants in the region has worked with hundreds of high school students and young adults over his career, and it is important to him that they have the resources they need to pursue their goals, many of which require education. Kelly donated $25,000 to Georgian’s John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus on Tuesday.

OSAP Express not so fast for hundreds of students waiting for their loans
Toronto Star
George Brown College is another of about six institutions that had problems figuring out how to notify the OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) electronically to indicate which students were enrolled and eligible for financial help. In one class, half the students said they had not been able to buy textbooks yet, even though midterms are coming.–osap-express-not-so-fast-for-hundreds-of-students-waiting-for-their-loans

EDUCATION: Niagara College teaching brewery wins Editor’s Choice at Gold Tap Awards
Bullet News Niagara
The Niagara College Teaching Brewery received an Editor’s Circle Award at the 10th Annual Golden Tap Awards, presented at the close of Toronto Beer Week on Sept. 22. The Golden Tap Awards recognize the best achievements in beer in Ontario, and are presented in categories for particular brewing styles and to industry leaders. The Niagara College Teaching Brewery received an Editor’s Circle Award, as chosen by the editor of Bar Towel Magazine.

Changing the lives of hundreds of adult learners in the Kootenay
Nelson Star
Selkirk College works with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the Kootenay Family Place in Castlegar to bring high school upgrading courses to parents. “This program is such a pleasure to be part of,” said Allison Alder, chair of Selkirk College’s school of academic upgrading and development. ….. In Cranbrook, the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy partners with College of the Rockies to offer the young parent education program. Young parents, who face multiple barriers, can complete their high school education, and, focus on learning new life, work and parenting skills.

College shines spotlight on social media
Sault Star
Sault College expects to draw students from around the word, and its own classrooms, for a new post-graduate program. Its name is also expected to add some sizzle to set it apart from competing programs offered by other schools in Ontario. The college’s board of governors approved an eight month marketing management-social media program at its meeting on Sept. 20. “We thought it would be a good idea, just because of the contemporary popularity of social media that we put that on to the program name to indicate that there’s a little bit of an emphasis in that area,” said Colin Kirkwood, dean of environment, technology and business, during the meeting.

New training program supports First Nations in forestry
Welcome to Williams Lake
First Nations students will receive specific training and be better skilled, thanks to a new two-year educational support program that will help ensure they have the opportunity to participate successfully in British Columbia’s forest sector. The BC government has committed $250,000 for the two-year First Nations Forestry Technician Training Program, being offered at numerous college and universities across the province, including College of New Caledonia and Vancouver Island University. The funding will provide training and other necessities including tuition, books and a living allowance while at school, for up to 10 First Nation students around the province.